Gary Kocher

Gary Kocher

K&L Gates LLP

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The SEC Delivers A+ Effort: New Rules Designed to Breathe Life into Regulation A

On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) adopted final rules that amend Regulation A, which provides an exemption for certain offerings of securities from the registration...more

4/24/2015

SEC Receives Recommendations on Changes to Accredited Investor Definition

On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC” or “Commission”) held a meeting of its Investor Advisory Committee (the “AC”) to discuss recommendations from the AC subcommittees, including...more

10/13/2014 - Accredited Investors Dodd-Frank Investors SEC

Angels in Limbo: Congress and SEC Consider Regulatory Changes with Potential for Profound Effects on Start-Up Investments

Three events occurred during 2013 that have the potential to significantly affect angel investment around the country: (1) the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) lifted the prohibition on general solicitation for...more

9/29/2014 - Accredited Investors Angel Investors Capital Gains Dodd-Frank Due Diligence General Solicitation JOBS Act Popular Proposed Legislation Regulation D Rule 144A SEC Startups Tax Exemptions

HALOS in the Making: Helping Angels Lead our Startups Act

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted new rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506(c) of...more

6/30/2014 - General Solicitation Pending Legislation Popular Regulation D Rule 144A SEC Securities Act of 1933 Startups Venture Capital

Bad Actors

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D (“Reg D”) that, among other things, prohibit issuers of securities from relying on Reg D if “bad actors” are...more

1/3/2014 - Bad Actors Blue Sky Laws Disclosure Requirements Disqualification Issuers Private Placements Regulation D SEC Securities

Reasonable Steps to Verify - Third Party Certification Procedure Designed to Comply with New SEC Rules Permitting General...

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings under Rule 506 of Regulation D...more

10/9/2013 - Accredited Investors Advertising Certifications General Solicitation JOBS Act Private Offerings Regulation D Rule 506 Offerings SEC

Exclusion from Tax for Stock Issued by Qualified Small Business Corporations

On November 3, 2010 and January 18, 2011, we issued client alerts discussing the opportunities provided by the Section 1202 exclusion from tax on gain realized on the sale of certain stock issued by a “qualified small...more

2/4/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Capital Gains Gain Exclusion Qualified Small Business Stock Small Business Startups

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